Some information Links
2006 Ohio Champion Trees
(Site has images of what mature trees can look like)
Tree Planting Info
If we can find a few more people to help you plant a couple of trees in Ohio we may be able to make an event of out it.
Where to find the trees?
NEW “WILDLIFE-FRIENDLY” TREE SEEDLING PACKETS AVAILABLE
COLUMBUS, OH - Landowners seeking to create wildlife-friendly woodlands can now order mixed packets of tree seedlings from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry for delivery in spring 2007. The new packets are available as part of the annual sale of Ohio Conservation Seedlings.
ODNR is now accepting orders for specialty packets, which come in two sizes: 250 or 500 seedlings. Both mixed packets include five wildlife-friendly tree species: red oak, white oak, American crabapple, white or red pine and hazelnut. Black cherry or American plum may be substituted for the hazelnut in some instances.
Just a Thought
GREAT IDEA TO PLANT THESE 20 TREES.
FOR SURE YOU MAY FIND LOVELY ONES LOOKING OVER THE SUGGESTIONS GIVEN BY TED (JUST ABOVE HERE...).
WILL BE WAITING TO HAVE YOUR NEWS ON WHICH TREES YOU HAVE CHOOSEN TO PLANT...!
WISHED THE ONES I HAVE HERE COULD BE OF USE THERE BUT, GUESS NOT!!!! GOOD LUCK!
DON´T FORGET TO POST WHICH TREES YOU HAVE BOUGHT AND HOW MANY STILL TO BUY...
JUST ANXIOUS TO HEAR ABOUT !
WISH ME LUCK,ALL DIRECTIONS-LOCATIONS DIFFERENT??
WHY AM I DOING THIS???..AGNES MADE ME!!!..HA-HA, JOKING TO SEE IF YOU ARE READING, I AM HAVING FUN, THIS IS GREAT, WISH EVERYONE COULD DO THIS!!!!
Augh,... I think that should be Nut trees!
Or fruit trees.
Please consider where you will be planting the trees first.
I highly recommend you take a walk in areas where you might like to plant a tree.
As you are walking,... try to expand your experience by identifying as many trees and bushes you can.
As you learn the names of the trees and underbrush,... you will find that your walks will become much more full of enjoyment,... as it will become like walking through a room full of the nicest people you have met and recognizing each of them,... remembering experiences related to each.
Walking in the wilderness is very healthy for your spirit. Perhaps you may develop the kind of drive that pushes you forward,...
And soon you may be asking me to help you find a piece of land where you can sculpture a forest just the way you see it in your mind!
Starting small,... walking through the wilderness you will likely find small clearings,... and you might think,...
"It would be wonderful to find an apple tree right here. Go get an apple tree and plant it there.
You might find a nice space where nut trees, fruit trees,... or even a Christmas tree would blend in so nicely,...
For example,... this Christmas,... if you have a tree (good for the soul just doing it),... you could get a live tree,... and after Christmas celebration,... you could plant the tree in a place where you could take your family and friends and celebrate there each year,...
You could even ask your friends to bring their own trees and each year the Christmas Crowd grows,... as the number of trees increase,... and soon you have a forest of trees and hundreds of friends that bring their children to
Honor and Appreciate their personal Christmas trees with their friends!
Anyway,... If you find a good place to plant a forest,... you could do the same thing with fruit and nut trees,... where others plant some,... you plant some,... and when the fruits and nuts get ready to harvest,...
Everyone gathers together and has a celebration,... and takes home the fruit and nuts.
If this catches on,... we might see every sizable town gathering and planting,... tending and harvesting,... and I would think that if the gathering happens once a month or so,... most people would attend.
The result would be large forests of fruit and nut trees near and around every sizable town,...
And that would likely have an effect on the Global Warming Effect.
Think of this,... the trees you plant now,... that the friends and neighbors help plant and 'celebrate' among or near,... will be growing for many years and producing great edible fruit and nuts.
But there is little to do besides celebrate.
So in the bordom of waiting for trees to mature and produce fruit,... there is more and more land to start again.
As each patch of personally planted trees is planted and the waiting starts,... find more land and do it again and again.
People will take pride in their efforts,... they will protect their garden/forest.
Whoa Nelly,... getting ahead of the program again.
Thinking 20 trees;
Just find some places where you think a tree would do well,... and then go find a tree to put there.
It is easier that way! And walking around in the outback is really healthy activity.
Again if you take friends along,... and everybody plants some trees,... the chances are greatly increased that you will continue to visit your trees and eventually you will be rewarded with wonderful fruits and nuts,...
If you choose to plant fruit and nut trees.
Also consider if you plant any kind of 'useful' tree,... someone will be paid to cut it down.
Fruit and nut trees are seldom cut down,... mostly because there is little market for their wood.
Your trees might live through logging and such,... because they have no $$$$ value.
But,... you will know the value of these trees,... each time you visit them!
I read most of the above and thought to myself,...
It is seed time!
Yep,... it is the time of year when trees drop their fruit, cones,... seeds!
So I originally wanted to suggest that everybody go out and find the seeds dropped by trees in your area.
This can be fun.
In Oregon people go Coning. This means going out in the country and walking around under the trees and looking for places where the squirles burry cones for winter food.
Don't worry,... they burry way more then they will ever eat. So we look for small cashes of cones,... load them in a bag,... and there are those organizations that grow tree seedlings that pay $$$$$ for those cones and seeds.
These organizations grow trees from seeds,... and they really do need people to go out and find the seeds they use.
You can likely find a seed buyer,... or even become a seed buyer. There are a lot of them,... so I would guess that if you become a seed buyer,... build a greenhouse (if you are interested,... I can help you!) and start growing trees for next years tree planting celebrations!
I think it is very important to learn how to make money growing and planting trees. It will give you and others incentive to do it!
Anyway,... you will find that most everything you want to do that includes planting trees,... there are organizations and foundations that will give you gigantic grants to do it with.
They have the money,... and by law they have to give them money to somebody,... the only problem they have is that nobody will do the growing of the seedlings and it is especially difficult for these organizations to find anyone willing to plant even 20 trees.
Imagine that you were serious about trees,... and needed a greenhouse,... and because you need a greenhouse,... you need land to put it on.
Well,... if you find a nice farm with some acres that could have a greenhouse on them,...
You could write up a plan,... and receive enough to
buy the land
build or have built a lot of greenhouse
also a home
also a new car
also a barn
also an income that would shock others
WOW,... THE AMERICAN DREAM,...
simply for wanting to plant trees!
Am very happy to say that Carol made a contact with me today, she will soon be back to our group.
Yes, she was very ill, had to be away completely. Is still facing small difficulties but has news on her planting trees...soon we will have them here!
It would be great if our friends, FAAP friends, would post here a small "welcome back" to lift her up - I can assure you she needs it....!
CAROL - WELCOME BACK ...
BILL FOR THE ADVICE, SOO NICE OF YOU!!!
I WAS VERY ILL BUT DID MANAGE TO GET MY 20 TREES PLANTED, WELL MAYBE 19???..ONE TREE OR BUSH WAS WITH THE FRUIT TREES AND HAD NO TAG..
BECAUSE I WAS ILL, IT TOOK ALONG TIME TO GET THEM PLANTED, I HAD SOME HELP AND MY FAMILY PLANTED SOME FOR ME TOO!!!
OVER THE NEXT WEEK, I WILL BE TELLING YOU THE MOST WONDROUS STORY OF HOW PLANTING 20 TREES, LEAD ME TO PLANTING ROSES AND FLOWERS AND EXTRA STUFF EVERYWHERE, PEOPLE THINK I AM A LITTLE ODD NOW, BUT THAT IS OKAY BECAUSE IT IS MY GARDEN AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO ENJOY TOO!!
BILL, DON'T KNOW HOW YOU KNEW BUT I ENDED UP WITH A WHOLE LOTTA PINE TREES, I HAVE A CHARLIE BROWN ONE IN MY FRONT YARD, COULDN'T PART WITH HIM, HE NOW HAS TINSELS AND DECORATIONS AND LOOKS SOOO CUTE!!!
WILL BE SHARING MY WHOLE EXPERIENCE OVER THE NEXT WEEK!!..IT WAS FUN, INTERESTING AND EXCITING!!!
THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND BLESSINGS ALWAYS, CAROL.
If you want to plant trees that will survive on their own, you have to be very aware of several factors. First, the kind of climate and soil they need. Second, what kinds of insects, plant parasites, and competing species exist where you intend to plant your trees? Pick trees that won't be eaten up. Finally, will the tree you want to plant, help or hinder other life where you place it?
For instance, where I live, it's temperate, and walnut trees grow wild. They get huge. However, their root systems kill other trees, the walnut hulls kill tomatoes and other plants, and of course they attract squirrels. They're a giant spreading shade tree. So planting one next to a fence where your neighbor's prize-winning tomatoes, roses, and other veggies grow, is a cruel thing to do.
On the other hand, planting one in a wooded area full of locusts and hedge-apples, could be a good thing to do.
If you come to a spot outdoors where you think a certain tree will be nice, check out the area carefully. There might be a reason it's not there.
Using my own area again, apple trees grow great around here. There are hundreds of orchards in this part of the state. However, you rarely see them growing wild, because although this is a great climate for apples, everything eats them. Apple saplings need fences and supervision to grow to adult trees in this state. A deer or turtle will eat them down to the root inside a day.
You also have to be aware of what other trees are growing wild where you want to plant. Cedar grows all over my state, like a weed. So do certain kinds of wild roses. Unfortunately that means that when you add an apple tree to the mix, you usually get a thing called "cedar-apple rust." It's a kind of parasite that needs both apples and cedar to complete its life cycle. It usually gets by on cedar and roses, but if you plant an apple near a cedar, this parasite just can't wait to gobble it up!
Also, if you plant a fruit tree, particularly an apple, you'd better be prepared to pick apples, because otherwise the fruit can weigh down the branches, break them, and kill the tree. Now you know why we're not just constantly finding apple trees growing wild. They are not low maintenance trees.
My parents have a huge yard in Kansas, and they tried to grow about a dozen little fruit trees. Unfortunately, they already had a gigantic spruce tree, and their yard was bordered by the neighbors' enormous sycamores, maples, elms, and oaks. The result was that the fruit trees never got enough sun for their fruit to be sweet. My parents got tired of fertilizing, picking off bugs, pruning, and nurturing, picking and fussing, only to get bushels of sour little peaches, pears, and apples nobody could eat. They also got very tired of the mounds of rotting fruit under the trees when they didn't pick the fruit.
So half the trees became fragrant firewood, and the other half were left to go wild. They still flower and fruit, but the fruit is not edible. It's hard, sour, and fit only for squirrels, deer, and raccoons.
Silver maples sound like a lovely idea if you live in a cool place. Some trees, like maples, oaks, elms, and locusts, will grow on their own, as long as nobody cuts 'em down. Sounds like you picked a good kind of tree for your area.
I know what you mean about dried-up trees, and such.
But when one grew outside a fence, or in the yard of an unoccupied house, the city would come and cut them down, to keep them from attracting "vermin." Sad, really.
HI CAROL... well, perhaps you were a bit confused trying to find which tag belongs to which tree... but no problem, at the end you will find your way out!
What is great is that YOU HAVE ALREADY THEM PLANTED IN THEIR PLACES....!!!! Soon they will be getting even more fixed to the soil and in a year or so will be "smilling" at you and thank you for having planted them.
Just don´t forget, if too dry for 3 or 4 days, do go and wet them! Not between 11am to 3 or 4pm, when normally it is too hot and then roots can be damaged.
Try to wet earlier in the morning or more at the end of the day. It is a happiness for a tree planter as I am to see my dear friend planting hers far "up above me" in USA !!!
CONGRATS FOR THESE TREES YOU HAVE PLANTED. NOW, START PLANNING TO PLANT 20 MORE !!!
FIRST : YOU DID PLANT 20 TREES!!!
SECOND : YOU ARE TRYING THE BEST OF YOU TO SHOW THEM TO US ...
THIRD : AM SURE THAT THIS GAVE YOU SO MUCH JOY AND HAPPINESS THAT, GOING TO THE COUNTRY SIDE YOU WILL BE PLANTING MANY, MANY MORE OF THESE LOVELY FRIENDS OF OURS = THE TREES!
FORTH : YOU´VE DONE A FIRST GREAT GOOD JOB WITH THE PICS...
DON´T WORRY IF THE PICTURES ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL ONES, IF THEY ARE NOT PERFECTLY POSTED !
THE MOST IMPORTANT CAROL ........
YOU PLANTED 20 TREES,
YOU ARE HERE SHARING THIS WITH US
AND YOU DID YOUR BEST IN POSTING THESE PICS!
THANKS FOR SHARING ALL THIS WITH US! ALL WE CAN WISH IS MORE FRIENDS PLANTING AS MANY AS YOU...
I AM POSTING A PIC ON MY 6TH SEEDLING / PLANTING IN 2007 - IT IS A FLOWER TREE, I DON´T KNOW THE NAME OF THE FLOWER !!! SEE, WE ARE NOT ALL PERFECT IN EVERYTHING...BUT WE TRY...
I´ve always been planting forest trees...this one is a garden flower tree!
As I said above, I don´t know the name of the flower. Will post a pic of the tree and one of the flower, perhaps we will have a member who seeing these will be so kind as to teach me the name for them!
AND THIS IS THE LAST PIC.
YOUR TREE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!..SURE DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS NEITHER, NEVER SEEN A FLOWER WITH A CENTER SOO BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE!!!
IS THAT YOU PLANTING??
CUTE PICTURE, WONDROUS TREE AND YOU ARE YOU ARE SOO NICE FOR ALL THE COMMENTS MADE TO ME, THANKS AND BLESSINGS ALWAYS MY TREE PLANTING FRIEND......SO AFTER YOU HAD THE FLOWER IN YOUR HAND, YOU STUCK IT IN YOUR HAIR , RIGHT???..LOL...
ANY ADVICE APPRECIATED, HAVE SOME IDEAS THAT MIGHT WORK OUT REALLY GOOD, OPEN FOR DISCUSSION...
I WILL BE PLANTING IN A FEW MONTHS WHEN SETTLED IN AND AM GLAD TO BE BACK HERE WITH MY WONDERFUL PEOPLE!!!..BLESSINGS...
Trees can be brought that are indigenous to your area by going through tree sales through your local Soil and Conservation District......you can also adopt ( buy ) trees in the name of family members orgs ect at Arbor day events and at tree sales
also by replenishing nature find areas wiped out by winter storms and take your acorns willow seeds ect and plant a few for the fallen trees
HI FREEDIVER, SEEMS WE DO HAVE SOME TREES AND FLOWERS IN COMMON !
DO YOU HAVAE ANY IDEA HOW IT IS NAMED AT YOUR END ? HERE SOME CALL IT "CHINESE LANTERN" BUT I GUESS IT HAS A SCIENTIFIC NAME AS WELL.
I HAVE TRIED TO FIND OUT BUT NOT LUCKY YET! HUGS.
MY CHARLIE BROWN TREE MADE IT, RIGHT OUT FRONT, STILL TINY AND GREEN LITTLE PINE, SOO CUTE!!
CAROL ... will take a photo today - has to be later on because now sun is shinning full hot ahead...when I go wet it I will pic and post just afterwards... it is looking beautiful!
Have you any pictures of those you have already planted ??? If you do... pls. post at least one...
PLANT ONE TREE
PLANT TWO TREES ...
PLANT 3 TREES..
PLANT A SECTION OF A FOREST...
PLANT EVEN MORE ... AND WE WILL HAVE AREAS FOR THE WILD ANIMALS, WILD FLOWERS, MORE WATER IN THE RIVERS ... WE WILL HAVE ........
FRESH AIR .......
WILL FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING ....
On 5.Jan.07 I posted a photo of a little tree which was then 20 centimeters grown.
CAROL - you asked about an updating on it so I pictured it last 12.March.07 and my dear flower plant is grown to 1.20 centimeters (one meter,twenty).
Hopes it will come in here nicely ....!
IT IS SOO NICE LOOKING, LOOKS STRONG AND HAS GROWN TO BE A TRUE SURVIVOR, STANDING TALL-BUT I AM SURE HAD ALOT OF HELP FROM YOU, YOU TRUELY TAKE TREES AND WILDLIFE TO HEART AND CARE FOR THEM SOO GREAT!!
I WILL POST MY UPDATES OF MY PICTURES WHEN THEY COME BACK FROM THE STORE-WILL GET YOUR HELP FIRST SO THEY DO NOT COME OUT A MESS!!!LOL...
Well, here is a photo of the very first sprout of my Japanese Lantern (I am still trying to find the correct name, if not this one...) flower tree planted less than 2 months ago!
I hope that the most in 10 days will have it fully bloomed... will post you a photo of it (and of the second sprout that is coming out!).
It is so good for the eyes and for the environment to have these trees planted...
ANYONE ELSE PLANTING TREES ??????
Threehugs to all our Members!
I m doing that too i suggest planting things native to your area.. i am doing "red buds" have no idea what the correct name i s they grow wild in our mounatins here in virginia.. it is inexpensive and they are hardy here to they should do well.. a great way to fill the empty spaces where other trees have been killed or died from who knows what.. saving land from erosion and making this world beautiful or i should say more beautiful .. have fun and keep us posted ..
Over the last 6 yrs I have planted 1 fig, 3 lemons, 1 grapefruit, 1 satsuma, 1 red maple, 1 Bradford Flowering Pear, 1 Acer Jap. Maple, 3 pecans and 1 crabapple. There is another tree I got years ago as a stick and it is now growing nicely although I'm not sure what it is. I really like to plant shrubs,hedges, trees and flowers that will encourage wildlife to eat (nuts) or butterfly and hummingbirds to suckle.
Those within the Monarch butterfly range should plant plenty of Milkweed as this is the only bush the Monarch will lay her eggs on. There is a shortage of these plants. You can get free seeds or 5 plants/$10.00 at www.livemonarch.com
VIRGINIA, your advice is great, one should always plant those that are native to our places. No risk for killing or damaging the existing plants, a serious risk when you bring into the local environment a plant that does not belong to that area.
Would it be possible for you to take a photo of this one - the "red buds" - perhaps we can find a member who identifies it and has the "correct / scientific name"...?
With these planted, avoiding erosion, keeping the soil humid and protected, in a few couple years it may be possible to plant new trees where the old ones died.
Hopes you will be planting a lot of a lot of these red buds...
Plenty many Brasilian treehugs to you dear friend!
VICKY it is great that you have all these fruit trees planted. I usually plant also a lot of palm trees because we have some birds around here that just LOVE the nuts (seeds) from! and they help me to get strong seedlings to, afterwards, be planted in the forest behind and around my place.
Am not sure about the Monarch butterflies being in my area - will have to check. We have a lot of all kinds of butterflies around here so, if the Monarch ones are here...well, will also go and plant more "Milkweed" for them! Will check in the link you posted to see if there is any suggestion as to these where I am.
Oh, just to add, we have plenty hummimbirds around, so colorful they are!
Vicky, get my plenty many Brasilian tree hugs dear friend!
GREAT GREEN THUMBS UP AGGIE!!!
DEARESTS, AM SOOOOOOOOOO GLAD...
VICKY, I CANNOT BE OF MUCH HELP ON WHAT YOU HAE TO PLANT TO HAVE THE SQUIRRELS AROUND (MINE, THE ONES THAT LIVE HERE) THEY EAT MAINLY THE SEETS FROM PALM TREES FOR WHAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO OBSERVE. BUT PALM TREES GROW HIGH...MAYBE THEY ALSO EAT OTHER THINGS (NUTS) I CANNOT SEE...(AM ALMOST BLIND!LOL)..
THANKS FOR UR COMMENTS ON THE FLOWER. IT IS A LOVELY DIFFERENT ONE FROM ALL I KNOW.
MY SEEDLING LOL IT STARTED TO OPEN YESTERDAY, WILL BRING A PHOTO IN LATER.. AM REALLY GLAD BECAUSE IT TOOK ME OVER 4 YEARS TO HAVE A SEEDLING THAT WOULD GROW AND .....GIVE FLOWERS !!!!!
YEP CAROL ! THANKS!!!!
I AM SURE YOU WILL BE AS HAPPY AS I AM WHEN YOU SEE HOW LOVELY THE TWO SPROUTS CAME INTO NOW!
BE BACK LATER..!
THIS IS HOW THE SPROUTS WERE ON EARLY MORNING OF 30 MARCH 07...
AND MY CHILDREN.... HERE THEY ARE, PHOTO TAKEN YESTERDAY, 31.MARCH.07 BY 06.10pm HAD TO USE FLASH AS ALREADY GOING DARK HERE...
TELL ME.... ISN´T GREAT TO SEE THAT, LESS THAN TWO DAYS THOSE SMALL SPROUTS´NOT YET FLOWERS BLOOMED THIS WAY !!!!! AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!
SO THESE ARE FOR YOU TWO FRIENDS THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND : CAROL AND VICKY!
AND OF COURSE SHARING WITH OTHER FRIENDS THAT GIVE US THE PLEASURE TO COME OVER AND POST THEIR COMMENTS...
I LOVE PEOPLE THAT LOVE GREENS, TREES, FLOWERS...LOL, THESE MAKE US SO PART OF THE EARTH!!!!
BY THE WAY, AS IT IS NOT RAINING... HAD TO WATER THEM TWICE A DAY...USED PET PLASTIC BOTTLES TO TAKE THE WATER TO THEM AND SOME PALM SEEDLINGS. ALSO GROWING LOVELY!
TO ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS!!!
PLUS OTHER THINGS I PLANTED, ANYONE HAVING SAME PROBLEM OR ADVICE???
HAVE WONDROUS DAY!!!..BLESSINGS, CAROL...
CAROL, glad to see you around! Thanks for the comments on the flowers and leaves... can you see that some are eaten ??? well, ants just love them, am having to use a special blend to keep them away otherwise they will kill the tree...
Ref your problem with the baby willow and other trees you planted and are facing snow...lol, am sorry, I have no idea on how you can protect them except if you could do a kind of plastic shelter for them! This I say because we do not have snow here in Brazil so I really cannot help you in this.
ANY DEAR MEMBER CAN HELP CAROL AND GIVE HER A TIP ??? THANKS.
Hugs dear Carol, and good luck. Keep us updated on how they go in this snowing time in Ohio. Blessings.
THEY ARE ALL LIVING BUT 2 OF THEM, SOMEONE STOLE THE WILLOWS DOWN SOUTH AT GUILFORD LAKE, SOOO THEY MUST BE ALIVE BUT LIVING ELSEWHERE???...
THE REST OF TREES I PLANTED ARE DOING GREAT, HAVE PICTURES I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE WITH YOU, BUT CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THEM ON HERE RIGHT??
CHARLIE BROWN TREE, STILL LOOOKING THE SAME, GIVING IT LOTS OF LOVE!!!
PLANTING OTHER TREES AT SISTERS PROPERTY SOON AND PLANTED 2 AT MY MOMS THIS WEEKEND...SO UP TO 22, SO FAR....
I HAVE MOVED INTO THE COUNTRY SOMEWHAT AND STARTED A HUGE PROJECT OF JUST CLEANING OUT WEEDS 3 TO 4 FEET HIGH AND ALL THE GARDEN AREAS.
IT TOOK ME 4 MONTHS TO MOVE, AND I AM STILL OBLIGATED TO THE GOV. UNTIL DEC. SO I HAVE TO OFTEN BE IN THE CITY 4 TO 5 HOURS AWAY...
I HAVE A REALLLY GOOD START ON PLANTING ABOUT 20 FLOWERS, 100 BULBS ON SALE AND SOME TREES. THESE INCLUDE SOME OF THE ONES AT MY OLD HOUSE. THE NEW ONES ARE LILAC, WEEPING WILLOW, PINE(3),PLUS A NECTAR TREE?
I HAVE PICTURES I WILL ATTEMPT TO PUT ON THIS POST, A WISE PERSON ONCE TOLD ME IT IS OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES, SO IF I MESS UP, JUST DELETE THEM AND I WILL TRY AGAIN.
I NEED 4 OR 5 ACRES IN BACK WOODLINE BEFORE THEY DECIDE TO PLANT A MALL, HAVING PROBLEMS AQUIRING THEM OR ANY INFO. ABOUT THEM?????
HOPE YOU CAN SEE THE END RESULT OF THE PICTURES BELOW, (WHICH I HAVE GRATITUTE TO MY FAMILY FOR HELPING ME OFTEN) TRYING TO GET TO THE END RESULT OF FINISHING NEXT YEAR OR SO....
DELETE THESE AND I WILL TRY WHEN I HAVE SOMEONE HERE WITH COMPUTOR SENSE, SORRRRRRYYYYY!!!!!!..TRIED TO LOAD THEM????...I CAN JUST PUT THEM IN MY HOMEPAGE ALBLUM MAYBE?????
BUT ANYWAYS THEY WERE GOOD ONES THAT SHOWED ALL PROGRESS AND IT WAS ALOT!!!!!...BLESSINGS EVERYONE....
BEEN A KIND FRIEND TO ME...
IF YOU HAVE TIME TO IM ME SOMETIME, WOULD LIKE TO TALK.
I AM BUYING A TREE FOR AGNES, I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE DEERS WILL NOT EAT....THEY HAVE ALREADY STARTED ON MY PINE TREES, NEED A PLAN?????...
I THINK WHEN WINTER HITS, MY TREES AND SHRUBS, FLOWERS MAY ALL DISAPPEAR, FOR SOME REASON EVERYONE DOWN HERE HAS WHITE, OR BLACK, PAINT OR THIS FOAM STUFF AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THEIR TREES---NO MATTER WHAT SIZE THE TRUNK IS???..DO NOT KNOW WHY????..BUT NEED TO FIND OUT, CAN ANYONE IN THE GROUP ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR ME, I AM GETTING A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT IT...
THANKS AND BLESSINGS EVERYONE AND HELLOOO OLD MEMBERS, GREAT TO READ YOUR STORIES,CONCERNS AND WHATS UP,...NEW MEMBERS WELCOME AND HOPE TO GET TO KNOW THE ONES I DO NOT KNOW, PLEASE JUMP IN AND SAY HI ALL MEMBERS, JUST LOVE THIS GROUP, IT IS INDEED MY FAVORITE ALONG WITH MAKING A DIFFERENCE NOW-YOU CAN FIND THE LINK UNDER ALL TOPICS....HAVE A WONDROUS WEEKEND...
I was going to then graft their branches together so they would appear to be holding hands in the circle.
Just a thot.
CREATIVE IDEA-SOOO NEAT!!!!
I'D LOVE TO SEE THAT!!!
APPLE TREES-THAT MAY WORK, THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT I SPENT ALL WEEKEND LOOKING AT TREES.
MOST ARE NEAR DEATH FROM NON-CARE AT THE STORES,
MOST ARE SOLD OUT-I THINK I MAY HAVE TO FIND A PLACE REALLY FAST TO ORDER ONE BEFORE THE FROST COMES, MAYBE ON-LINE OR SOMEWHERE?????...RUNNING OUT OF PLACES TO LOOK DOWN HERE, I AM IN THE NORTHERN PAN HANDLE OF OHIO, WHERE W.VIRIGNIA AND PENN. ALMOST MEETS TOGETHER....
ON THE POST-TALKING TO REBECCA???
BUT I WANTED TO SAY-THAT WHEN I FIRST JOINED YOUR GROUPS, I WAS THE SILENT ONE-I HAD LISTENED TO YOU TALKING FOR ABOUT 4 OR 5 MONTHS. YOU PROVED TO HAVE INTELLIGENCE, A SOFT SPOT AND WITS. YOU REALLY DO CARE ABOUT PEOPLE.
I MAY NOT OR MAY SOMEDAY NEED YOUR HELP, BUT IF I DID-IT WOULD BE A FRIEND ASKING. YOU HAVE BEEN A FRIEND TO ME AND I WOULD NEVER USE YOU..
I WOULD HOPE IF YOU EVER NEEDED A FRIEND TO LEAN ON OR SOME HELP-YOU WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE EVEN TO ASK ME....AND JUST JUMPING AHEAD ALITTLE-I ALREADY AM VOLUNTEERING FOR THE HOLIDAY CARDS IF THE CO-HOST AND YOU ALLOW ME TOO-SINCE I DID THEM LAST YEAR AND KNOW HOW TO NOW...SO AS A MEMBER OF THIS GROUP AND FOR THE MADNOW I AM VOLUNTERING 3 WEEKS OF MY LIFE TO HELP THEN...
I AM NOT WORKING FOR A WEEK AFTER THIS THURSDAY,
SO IF YOU NEED ANY OTHER HELP, PLEASE ASK ME BILL,YOU ARE A GREAT FRIEND TO HAVE...AND I WOULD LOVE TO HELP IF I CAN...AND IF YOU GET A MINUTE, I NEED YOUR HELP WITH YOUR WITS AND INTELLIGENCE TO FIX A NATURE PROBLEM I AM HAVING, BECAUSE YOU WOULD COME UP WITH THE ANSWER...
THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND BILL..BLESSINGS EVERYONE, HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!.....
MY PLANTS ARE DOING FINE, I HAVE OVER 50 FOR THIS YEAR PLANTED AND WITH OTHERS PLANTING FOR ME TOO..
I THOUGHT MY UPDATE SHOULD BE HERE, IN THIS POST, WHERE IT ALL STARTED...I HAD ALOT OF PEOPLE CHEERING ME ON AND HELPING WITH THEIR IDEAS, IT WAS A GOOD YEAR BACK THEN AND SOOO MUCH HAS CHANGED..LOST OLD FRIENDS, GAINED NEW ONES, AND FOUND MYSELF IN ANOTHER TOWN WITH MORE CHALLENGES!!.
WHEN I THINK OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO FAAP, OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, I CAN ONLY SAY A FRIEND EGGED ME ON, AND MY FRIENDS NEW AND OLD HERE KEPT ME GOING....LOVE YA ALL FOR THAT..
MY CHARLIE BROWN TREE IS STILL AS LITTLE AND SCRUNTY AS BEFORE, MY WILLOW HAS SURPASSED ITS BEAUTY AND GROWTH, THE PINE FOR AGGIE HAS A FEW HOLES IN IT FROM THE DEER THIS WINTER-I'M SURE SHE LEAD THEM TO IT TO EAT. .
I HAVE TOMATOE CAGES GUARDING THE LITTLE TREES, LIKE THE CAMILIAN, LILAC, HAWTHORN, CHERRIES, MAPLE, AND OTHER PINES..ECT..THE NUT TREES LAY DEAD ON THE GRASS.
I'M STARTING MORE FROM SEED, AND AT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR I WILL STILL BE PLANTING I AM SURE OF THAT!...
I THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND KINDNESS, AND COMING TO MY AID AND HANGING IN THEIR WHEN I NEEDED YOU--FOR THIS YOU ARE A BLESSING AND AN EARTH ANGEL, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
I WILL BE BACK REALLY SOON-BUT FOR NOW MY MAGICAL-MYSTICAL LIFE IS CALLING TO ME, SOO MUCH TO DO YET WHEN YOU BECOME ONE WITH NATURE, IT CALLS TO ANYONE THAT WILL LISTEN TO IT..IT SAYS, WATER ME, TEND TO THE BABY DEERS LEG, FEED THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THEN YOU, NURTURE THE WEAK AND SICK, AND ALWAYS SMILE BACK AT LIFE EVERYDAY-AND LIFE WILL BLESS YOU AND SMILE BACK....
HAVE A WONDROUS, AMAZING WEEK, BIG HUGS FOR YA....PEACE OF MIND ALWAYS....
A FRIEND ASKED ME TO DO SOMETHING FOR HER--WELL AGGIE-
THIS ONES FOR YOU!!!..MISS YA LADY-I KNOW YOU WOULD APPROVE OF THIS
IT WAS ALOT OF WORK & STILL IS, THANKS FOR THE PUSH--I KEPT MY PROMISE-I KNOW
YOU HAVE SEEN IT ALL MY DEAR FRIEND, MISS YA MORE....
IT WAS HERE-LONG AGO THAT MY PLANTING ADVENTURES TOOK PLACE..PLEASE READ THE POST BELOW, HOW I WAS DRAGGED INTO LOVING THE DIRT IN MY HANDS! MY-MY HOW IT SMELLS SO CLEAN FOR SOIL!!
I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, IT WAS HERE I GOT TO KNOW MOST OF YOU AND FELL IN LOVE WITH ALL OF YOU AT CARE2!!
I THANK YOU FOR ALL THE ADVICE YOU GAVE ME AND ALL THE LOVE YOU HAVE SHOWN ME AND THE RESPECT YOU HAVE FREELY HANDED ME--I THANK YOU SOOO MUCH-BIGGG HUGSSS TO YOU ALL!!
I PLANTED ALOT OF TREES SINCE THIS POST STARTED - 20 TREES-- AGO AND KNOW I CAN'T KEEP COUNT--YES, I CAN!!
I MADE MY ---OVER 100'S OF TREES PLANTED AND HAVE HAD WONDROUS HELP, THEY ARE SCATTERED FROM CLEVELAND TO THE RIVER IN OHIO....BUT LETS NOT FORGET YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, YOUR POST AND THOUGHTS, YOUR FLOWERS AND TREES-YOU HAVE CAME A LONGGG WAY TOO!!!...
I JUST AM NOT WANTING TO BRAG-I LIKE TO KEEP HUMBLE...I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN I REACH A THOUSAND OR SO THOUGH..LOL.......
I HAVE PLANTED MANY BUSHES AND FLOWERS THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN ME AND I HAVE RISKED ALOT..
AND I HAVE LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!!
THANK YOU ALL--FOR YOU!!!
MY NEW FRIENDS, MY OLD FRIENDS, MY FAMILY HERE--AT CARE2 F.A.A.P.--PLEASE HUG YOURSELF FOR ME!!..LOL.....
AND LET ME KNOW IF MY SMILEYS ARE ON YOUR NERVES YET!!..NO--OKAY, HERE ARE SOME MORE FOR LATER....IN CASE I CAN'T BE HERE...
LUV YA MUCH, KEEP PLANTING AND SMILE AT LIFE-IT DOES SMILE BACK!!.....
I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH, GOODBYE FOR NOW..
When I lived in the Colorado Rocky Mountians, I tooka job in reforestation, which is planting trees in the old burnd out areas after the fires have passed.
We planted tens of thousands of Colorado Blue Spruce. IT is long and hard work but a rich rewarding feeling to know that I hav e helpd the forest get a faster re-start while helping the world get more oxygen.
I admire an applaud all your efforts and thanks for sharing your pictures and expereinces here with us all.
WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!! ..
YOU REALLY HAVE TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT PLANTING AND RESTORING SUCH A LARGE AREA, I LOVE BLUE SPRUCE--JUST PLANTED A FEW NOT LONG AGO...THEY ARE VERY SMALL..
IT SEEMS THE PLANTING IS HARD, BUT THE NURTURING AND WEEDING, FERTILIZATION AND MAKING SURE THEY DON'T GET TREE DISEASES IS ALOT TOO!! PLUS YOU HAVE ALOT OF WILDLIFE THAT NEEDS TO EAT, SO I KINDA FIGURE 1 OUT OF 5 WILL MAKE IT HERE--THE REST GOES BACK TO MOTHER EARTH....
WOW-- WOLFGRAM-YOU TRUELY HAVE TO GO INTO MORE DETAIL ABOUT YOUR RESTORATION, IT SOUNDS LIKE A TRUE ADVENTURE..IF YOU HAVE TIME CAN YOU PLEASE SHARE SOME OF YOUR STORY WITH ME AND THE GROUP, HOW DID YOU EVER GET INTO SUCH A NOBLE CAUSE?YOU MUST REALLY BE CLOSE TO NATURE NOW!!
THANKS SOO MUCH WOLFGRAM, HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON--I APPLAUD THIS ONE RIGHT BACK TO YOU!! THANKS FOR SHARING, HOPE YOU CAN TALK SOME MORE..
AS YOU ALL KNOW WE HAD A REALLY BAD STORM THIS WEEK, WE WERE HIT HARD DOWN IN LOWER OHIO!
MY NEW BLUE SPRUCE, I PLANTED AFTER CHRISTMAS HAS ABOUT A QUARTER INCH AND MORE ICE ON IT, ALL MY TREES LOOK LIKE SHINNY,CLEAR POPSICKLES. I HOPE THEY ALL MAKE IT, ALOT OF THE BRANCHES ARE BROKEN ON THE SMALLER TREES AND ALOT ARE LAYING ALMOST ON THE GROUND.
BESIDES THAT, ALL IS GOOD HERE!
HOPE YOU ALL DID OKAY THROUGH THE STORMS THAT WENT ACROSS MOST OF THE STATES THIS WEEK, SENDING YOU ALL A BIG HUG!!.....
Hi Carol! Hope your heating didn't go out with all the cold and ice you're experiencing your way. I love spring cause it is so exciting to see which plants/trees were resilient enough to make it through the harsh winter. To see their little green buds popping out is something I look forward to.
Anyway, I read somewhere on Care2 about a group that gives 2 trees (probably seedlings) to every couple in India that is getting married. One for the bride and one for the groom. I think this is a great idea and I'm wondering if they donate in other countries, too! I will try to find the link and post it here.
Have a great day everyone!
SPRINGGGGGGGG YES, IT IS COMING FINALLY!!....
VICKY, HAVE BEEN OUT OF TOWN ALOT!
YES, THE ELECTRIC GOES OUT AOT AND THAT BIG ICE STORM, WASN'T THAT SOMETHING--NO LIGHTS FOR 3 DAYS OR HEAT! I HAVE HEAT IN TANK, NO GAS LINES OUT HERE YET--SO MY HEATING BILL IS SMALL ALWAYS, PLUS WELL WATER TOO..
SPRING--I AM SOOO READY FOR IT!!!!..
HOW ABOUT IT EVERYONE, SPRING- FLOWERS-RAIN-WARMTH-AND THAT LOVELY SPRING SMELL IN THE AIR!!....TODAY IS NOT SOON ENOUGH, BUT GOOD THINGS ARE WORTH WAITING FOR THEY SAY!!
HAVE WONDROUS WEEK, CARE2 MEMBERS--FUN AND ENJOY-MAKE MANY MEMORIES!!
ALOT OF THE TREES I PLANTED FROM SEEDS ARE ABOUT A FOOT HIGH NOW..
I AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHICH ONES ARE WHICH???
SINCE I STILL CAN'T GET PICS ON HERE, I'LL SEND THESE PICS TO BILLS HOME E-MAIL AND MAYBE HE CAN PUT THEM ON AND SOMEONE WILL RECONIZE THEM OR HE CAN?
I HAVE BEEN OUT OF TOWN ALOT AND HOPE TO BE HERE THIS WEEKEND AND FOR AWHILE
I PLANTED A BIG GARDEN AND HAD TO HAVE 7-TONS OF DIRT DROPPED, IT WAS A BACK BREAKER..LOL..STILL RECOVERING BUT GREAT EXERCISE FOR SURE.
I RAN INTO SOME POISON OAK SOMEWHERE WEEDING AND JUST GOT OVER IT--SO EVERYONE BE AWARE OF THE POISON IVY, OAKS, AND SUMAC IN YOUR GARDEN AREAS LURKING, AND AROUND YOUR GARDEN HOSES, ECT. IT TOOK 3 WEEKS TO GET RID OF THE OAK THING AND I HAVE A SCAR ON MY HAND FROM IT EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T ICH AND HAD DOCTOR GIVE ME MEDICINE. I WAS JUST WEEDING AS USUAL AND STILL DON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS HIDING?--SO WEAR GLOVES THAT HAVE PLASTIC OR SOMETHING ON THE FINGERS SO THE OIL DON'T GO THROUGH.
PLUS REMEMBER THE OIL FROM THESE PLANTS CAN LAST A YEAR ON YOUR SHOES , COAT WHATEVER-SO MAKE SURE IF YOU EVER GET IT- TO WASH EVERYTHING SO YOU DON'T PICK IT UP NEXT YEAR--CAUSE IT WAS A REAL BUMMER!!!
MY ONE BIG PINE TREE DIED? IT WAS 6 OR 7 FET TAL, HAD PUT IT IN AROUND 2 YEARS AGO AND WE HAD THAT FROST AND IT DIED? BESIDES THAT EVERYTHING ELSE IS IN BLOOM OR COMING OUT OF HIBERNATION AND THE HUMMINGBIRDS ARE BACK.
HAVE A SAFE JUNE, WITH LOTS OF FUN, TAKE TIME TO CHECK OUT THE STARS AND SUNRISE, AND OF COURSE-SMELL THE FLOWERS, AND IF YOU CAN-PLANT A TREE....MAY RAINBOWS FOLLOW YOU ALWAYS!
I have talked often about Natural Heaters,... and nobody asked questions so I never really explained them.
Hearing that your pine died really hurt,... so here's something you can do about the new trees.
I talk about the gazillions of dollars the sanctuaries will make if we could just FIND ANYONE willing to rescue people.....
One of the ways we will get some of the money is to have the rescued people use FAAP equipment and resources to learn the gardening business. The kind of gardening business where we trim trees for people, mow lawns, tend gardens, and haul away all that organic waste.
Carol,... if you were to get a small crew going,... get some accounts,... there are a lot of people that will gladly pay you to have your 'crew' come by and tend their yards or prune their trees.
This crew would fill a truck with organic debris almost daily, sometimes several times a day. The people paying will actually pay for hauling the debris away,... dump fees, just a whole lot of money,... so their property looks snooty to the neighbors.
You find some people that will do gardening for a place to live, and food to eat. Make sure they understand FAAP,... because instead of paying them,... thus making them pay taxes, and other expenses that come with being paid money,...
You receive the money,... you buy land, you get motorhomes for the workers (temporary housing),... and then as the money rolls in you buy real houses for them to live in till they move on,... and you feed them with the food they grow for you. Let them call you MOM and they will love you like you loved Agnes.
Ten workers should be able to buy the land, Motor homes (temporary housing) then real houses, (new workers in the temp housing) and electric cars, and grow enough food so that there is very little for them to 'pay for'. Be a good mom to them, a great leader (smiles and hugs) and start small and build up.
With your management and help,... the ten workers and their families should be living in houses you bought or had built in just a year or two. Gardening pays well if the money is spent wisely.
If someone wants to leave the FAAP effort,... figure what $$,$$$ the person would have made if you would have paid that person. Use that amount of money (or credit) to help the family start a business of their own,... and a house of their own and give them the car they have used. Do not pay them,... they will have to give a huge amount to the government.
By the time you want to buy them houses, I will explain how to do 'no money down' house purchases,.... so that wont even require any money. The payments on the houses will be covered by their new business.
Now about that heater. It would be better to have the crew dig a large deep pit somewhere near your house (so you can heat your house without a gas or electric bill). They would grind up the organic debris and use the ground organic material to fill the pit.
When the pit is full,... keep piling it on. As you start filling the pit,.... put in water lines, black plastic water pipe would be my suggestion,.... and layer the pipe so that the water runs through the pit and through the organic debris. Install a good water pump at least in one end.
You can do this with air,... but I am not sure if it would deliver the heat as well,... possibly even better,... you can experiment with this.
You will notice right away that the organic material will get very hot,... about 110 to 125 F. Run the hose anywhere you want to have heat all winter,... because the center of the pile will remain hot all winter.
This will raise the area temprature,... hopefully enough to keep the trees from freezing, yet cool enough for them not to bud.
If you get far enough ahead,... you can build a greenhouse over your entire property,... and then the pile will keep the entire area warm enough to grow a year round garden. Selling fresh picked veggies in mid winter will keep the crew busy and the neighbors will support you with their help and money.
Cherish your crew and they will each start a sanctuary for you,... and ten sanctuaries will save hundreds of people and thousands of animals.
As spring approaches at a slow, slow, cold, snowy light at the end of winters final nap, it is time to started on planning all your projects..
My last few years have been tied up out of town and now with the final passing of my father at the holidays, it was then my start to start planting early! I planted a few big trees-bushes of course for him(in memory)--he was a tree hugger too, back in his days! Then I preceded to plant bulbs all around the trees, for each season from earliest spring to latest fall, and then finished with pluma grass in the background. A memorial here at my home where I can salute his life with living beauty in his memory!
Now that spring is around the corner I hope that you all start to dust off your garden gloves, dig out your seeds and shovels preparing for many a lovely tree, flowers, seeds, bulbs,grass, planting, or flowering spring, summer and lots of fall colors too-with many fragrances to catch your breath away! Yes around the corner is all them colors and designs to sparkle our eyes and admire all the work you've done over the years.
This year I am starting with a small pond and a vegetable garden again. A little smaller than last year, since I was not home much last year-- but my neighbors surely loved the fruits of my garden and I hope to enjoy them this year myself and share once again, ecspecially since I heard the corn and beans were soo good but the tomatoes flopped!
Enjoy the rest of the last of these cold days and to know that spring is hiding around the corner taunting us with what is to be a wondrous spring and rest of year! Have a an amazing week with much fun and many memories.
thank goodness for spring, no more snow. time for green to show, everyone get ready to start planting trees and bulbs.
I believe this spring everyone is feeling great
Time to dust off the shovels and rakes, and plan your gardens, in a month it will be time to plant again...
Good luck with all your planting projects!!..
Have a wondrous spring!!....
SO WHAT PROJECT ARE NEXT, WE PLANTED ALL THOSE TREES LAST SUMMER. WHAT KIND ARE WE PLANTING NEXT. AND THE NEXT PROJECT. GREENHOUSE????? LOVE YA AMANDA
miss you much earth sister! Just got my free arbor day trees, but too small to put outside so going to pot them in house first to get them a little larger. Then not sure where I am going to put them this year. I would like to have one for me & my new hubby to grow with - May 9 is our one year anniversary, but not sure where to put it as we rent this house and won't be here forever so don't want it here. There is a state park down off the Maumee river where I go a lot to watch nature or pick cranberries & black walnuts, and I thought of putting one (or even all of them!) there, but not sure how to go about getting permission.....don't think I am allowed to just go digging there, even if it IS to help by planting new trees....any suggestions?
I hope you remember me as I have thought of you often and your invitation to me, and I miss talking to you my dear friend.
It was a tough road when my father passed last holidays, back and forth out of town always but home and keep trying to catch up--just got to this one here!! MISSED YOU TOO!!! One Year Congradulations cause this means a year and over a half now-right...
Soo glad to run into this Andrea, and the invitation stands of course, anytime just e-mail me and lets talk and catch up lady--you were like a sis, sorry lost touch so much going on.. Hope you found a place for them trees but if you plant them together it will take a few years for them to grow at lenght anyways and just move them when you move--I always did and have flowers, plants from 20 years ago still, like an old friend drag them with me always..
The ones I planted from Arbor Day are 6 feet to 8 feet now and they replaced 3 that did not live for free-they are guaranteed that way..Been busy this last year planting and then leaving, my daughter helped alot with the planting too and with mom...Have 14 chickens now, they started to lay eggs last month or so, they are really neat to have as pets, plus still have the hermit crabs and my dog, planning on my next rescue pet and what to plant this year, thinking all pine trees, and then fruit ones for the ones that don't look so hot..
What is with the weather here-Cold and Cold and then some-take care and reply....
Big Hugs lady-good to hear from you, talk soon!!
If you are doing a planting job, or just want to talk about things you are doing or anything--jump on in!!!
This summer will be planting some trees and a new kind of pet? Maybe Pigmies or small donkey?
have any projects this year-remoduling? Planting, Goofing off? Let us all know what your plans are and how it turns out-anyone have awesome winter photos, birds, snow, wildlife, family? Throw them on here for us to see and admire....
Have a wondrous "New Year" with much fun and laughter and may all your dreams come true!!...